In the novel Night by Elie Weisel, the townspeople had originally discounted Moishe the Beadle. He was considered odd or eccentric. Elie was one of the few people who recognized his worth prior to the deportation of the Jews. However, having survived an attempted murder, Moishe came back to Sighet, and due to the affect of his experiences he was perceived as even more peculiar. It was therefore very easy for the townspeople to discount the terrible truths he was try to tell them. Let’s face it, the story Moishe had to tell was grim beyond compare. Who would want to listen and believe the tales of such atrocities? It was easier for the townspeople to dismiss Moishe as crazy than it was to acknowledge the very real evil insanity that was about to overtake them.